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What causes bph?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Androgen receptors

Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens.
Treatments are available to block theses receptors.

In brief: Androgen receptors

Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens.
Treatments are available to block theses receptors.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Aging and Hormones

It is normal part of aging in men.
It is caused by changes in hormone and cell growth factors.There is a role of genetics as well

In brief: Aging and Hormones

It is normal part of aging in men.
It is caused by changes in hormone and cell growth factors.There is a role of genetics as well
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: It is...

BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) is a tissue DX (under microscope), notably an increase in cellular elements of glands, appearing in >90% of men >85 yrs; it's related with high dihydrotestosterone (dht), leading to more cellular growth ; increase in smooth muscle tone, so resulting in poor smooth muscle relaxation and more tissue bulky obstruction.
So, bladder has to work harder to squeeze urine.

In brief: It is...

BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) is a tissue DX (under microscope), notably an increase in cellular elements of glands, appearing in >90% of men >85 yrs; it's related with high dihydrotestosterone (dht), leading to more cellular growth ; increase in smooth muscle tone, so resulting in poor smooth muscle relaxation and more tissue bulky obstruction.
So, bladder has to work harder to squeeze urine.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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In brief: Benign Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) results from an increase in the number of cells (building blocks) in the prostate.
Genes can play a role, which in turn result in an increase in the secreting and scaffolding cells of the prostate gland. Low blood flow and inflammation might as well. Testosterone can increase this, and some treatments target this cause. BPH doesn't always cause urinary issues.

In brief: Benign Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) results from an increase in the number of cells (building blocks) in the prostate.
Genes can play a role, which in turn result in an increase in the secreting and scaffolding cells of the prostate gland. Low blood flow and inflammation might as well. Testosterone can increase this, and some treatments target this cause. BPH doesn't always cause urinary issues.
Dr. Robert Donato
Dr. Robert Donato
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